Got my self a 1977 mini 1000 last fall.
Previous owner knew very little about the car, but said it was incredibly fast. Went to Harstad and tried the car, the first impression was one absolute no considering how the car looked. but after a test i had to have it, something so funny that this little thing I've never driven, the owner was right, it was incrediblyfast!
The car needed a lot of work, but everything worked, so I loaded the car on the trailer and took it home with me :)
Until now I have removed all of stickers that were on the car, polished up, changed various parts, mounted spacers, steering wheel lowering bracket, Luisi steeringwheel, carbon foil on dashboard, cooper grille and various upgrades.
These are the facts about the car that I've found so far:
- Omega op110 73.5 pistons
- Kent 276
- Ported topp
- Bigger valves
- Double valvesprings
- Lightened flywheel
- Balanced conrods
- HIF44 Carburetor
- Electric fuelpump on switch
- Header and big exhaust
Now I have taken out engine / gearbox, i maybe have to overhaul gearbox when Idler gear bearing is poor. So when it is done the engine / gearbox is getting paint, enginebay painting, then bodywork taken after that. Long shopping list is set up, this will be fun!
images from I got the car and until now, updates will come! :)
- Truls Aasnes, Norway :)
Edited by Aasnes1, 14 January 2015 - 06:24 PM.